The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is the largest organization dedicated to ensuring excellence in the practice of critical care. With nearly 16,000 members in more than 100 countries, SCCM is the only organization that represents all professional components of the critical care team. The SCCM’s 41st Critical Care Conference was held in Houston, TX, February 5th through the 7th, 2012, where Vision Sciences exhibited their full line of high performance flexible bronchoscopes, imaging technology, and the patented, innovative EndoSheath® Technology,
In a highlight for Vision-Sciences' technology, Dr. Deepak Gupta (Department of Anesthesiology, Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center) presented research results on EndoSheath® Bronchoscopy during the Professor Walk Rounds at the conference. Entitled An Observational Study of Cost-Effective Analysis of Flexible Optical Reusable Scopes with and without EndoSheath® Technology: An Effect of Turnover Time on Costs, Dr. Gupta compared the cost of intubations using the VSI fiber bronchoscope and EndoSheath® Technology versus an Olympus fiberscope. The results showed that the cost of an intubation with an Olympus scope was $119.75 and the intubation costs with a VSI fiber scope with EndoSheath Technology were $81.50; in addition, there was a 25 minute time savings when the VSI system was used. Besides the outstanding monetary savings EndoSheath® Bronchoscopy affords with intubations, Dr. Gupta also addressed concerns with cross-contamination, repair costs, and adequate disinfection of conventional fiberoptic bronchoscopes.
For information on the research study or EndoSheath® Bronchoscopy technology, please contact Vision-Sciences